In Focus: Brakes

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Arvin Meritor

Arvin Meritor

Brand names:
Meritor cam and air disc brakes
Wabco New Generation air disc brakes

Types of brake parts offered:
Front-axle cam and air disc brakes; rear-axle cam brakes; trailer-axle cam brakes

Characteristics:

  • Meritor Q Plus cam brakes are designed to reduce brake system maintenance costs and downtime. They feature linings with extra thickness at the maximum wear point, improved camshaft bushing material and heavy-duty show return springs.
  • Meritor EX225 air disc brakes offer operational savings through long-life components, an integrated adjustment mechanism and a maintenance-friendly design.
  • Wabco New Generation air disc brakes offer significantly reduced weight for increased payload; increased cracking resistance of brake rotor; and a single-piston design with fewer parts for easier serviceability and reliability.

Company information:
ArvinMeritor, with more than 90 years’ experience in foundation braking, says it is committed to developing technologies to meet evolving federal regulations and the changing needs of its customers. Its products are backed by a team of sales and service professionals and quality aftermarket parts.


Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake

Brand names:
Bendix, Formula Blue, Spicer branded wheel end products

Types of brake parts offered:
Steer, drive and trailer-axle drum and air disc brakes; foundation brake service chambers, spring brake chambers, rotochambers and specialty actuation devices; and automatic and manual slack adjusters.

Characteristics:

  • Drum brakes: Single anchor pin designed to reduce stresses, allow more wearable lining and deliver enhanced shoe position and lining-to-drum contact.
  • Air disc brakes: Designed for superior fade resistance; straight, stable stopping; and passenger car-like feel.
  • Foundation brake service chambers, spring brake chambers, rotochambers and specialty actuation and parking devices: Incorporate advanced designs, including music wire return springs; chrome silicon steel main spring, epoxy-coated for corrosion protection; chrome-plated internal push rod and dual o-ring seal; and synthetic diaphragms for resistance against abrasion.
  • ASA-5 automatic slack adjusters: Infinite adjustment rate designed for smoother, more precise adjustment.
  • Manual slack adjusters: Complete application offering with a variety of spline sizes, offsets and arm lengths.

Company information:
Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, a joint venture of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Corp. formed in July 2004, provides brake system design, manufacturing and hardware.


Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems

Haldex Commercial Vehicle Systems

Brand names:
Haldex automatic brake adjusters, service chambers, Gold Seal spring brake chambers, Life Seal spring brake chambers and friction; and Haldex ModulX air disc brakes

Types of brake parts offered:

  • S-cam brake components for steer, drive, trailer, tag and bus axles; automatic brake adjusters; service brake chambers; spring brake chambers; and brake linings
  • Air disc brakes for steer, drive, trailer, tag and bus axles; calipers for 17.5-, 19.5-, 22.5- and 24.5-inch wheels; service brake chambers; spring brake chambers; and brake pads

Characteristics:

  • S-Cam Brake Components

    Automatic brake adjusters: Haldex ABAs deliver years of service and hundreds of thousands of miles, the company says.

    Brake Chambers: Haldex Gold Seal actuators use advanced manufacturing processes and high-grade materials, the cpmpany says.

    Brake Linings: Haldex Friction is designed to provide consistent performance and quality via a variety of product formulations.

  • ModulX air disc brakes: DB17, for 17.5-inch wheels; DB19, for 19.5-inch wheels; DB22LT, for 22.5-inch wheels (optimized for up to 23,000 lb. GAWR); and DB22, for 22.5- or 24.5-inch wheels (heavy and/or severe applications). Four stainless-steel slide pins are designed to provide superior stability, performance and corrosion resistance with no lubrication required.

Company information:
Haldex has pursued designs and technologies in brake components and systems for 80 years, a tradition the company feels has been recognized with the popularity of its products.